The Department of Motor Vehicles made a successful visit to King William County on May 5 by setting up its mobile unit at the Parks & Recreation offices off Route 360.
Residents were able to get most things done at the mobile unit that they find at the stationary locations nearby in West Point and Tappahannock. There were 17 appointments made in advance and walk-ins were also allowed from the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The event was coordinated by Commissioner of the Revenue, Karena Funkhouser. Board of Supervisors Chairman Ed Moren and District 4 Supervisor Stewart Garber joined me in representing the Board and County Staff at the opening.
Increased interest will give validation for the mobile unit to return often to the County. In the meantime, don’t forget about the DMV Select located in the West Point Town Hall. Visit their website for more information including hours of operation and services available.
King William County Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey Preliminary Results
Deputy Clerk Chris Branch and incoming Historical Society President David Brown worked on this piece as the efforts to uncover hidden treasurers continue on the grounds around the Historic Courthouse.
Recently, archaeologist and GPR specialist Robert Chartrand completed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey at the Historic Courthouse in King William. The preliminary maps were provided by David Brown, Past President of the King William County Historical Society. “As with all good archaeology - the maps create more questions than answers. But they also show us where a LOT of the utilities are (alive and dead) and this will be a significant document for helping us avoid impacting those utilities while protecting cultural resources and interpreting them to the public.”
Mr. Brown also shared that every fourth and fifth grader in King William County schools will be visiting the Historical Society Museum and grounds later this month. During their visit, students will see the archeological dig site and learn about the artifacts being found by researchers and volunteers.
For more information on the King William County Historical Society and Museum, visit their website, kingwilliamhistory.org. For the latest news, follow them on Facebook, @kingwillcoHS.
Man Conference ‘Watch Party’ Planned for May 21
The First 360 Man Conference “Watch Party” will be held on May 21 at the King William Recreation Center located off Route 360.
Maurice Newbill and other male figures within the King William Community will be leading the program that lasts from 1-4 p.m. The emphasis of the group is to reach ages 10-18.
There is no cost to attend the Watch Party, but you need to secure your spot by registering on the Parks & Rec website. A boxed lunch will be provided.
Rappahannock Community College Offering the Basics of Pickleball
Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will offer “Basics of Pickleball,” Thursday, June 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 9:30 am to 11 am in Warsaw. The class will be held on the tennis (Pickleball) courts at RCC’s Warsaw campus.
The sport of Pickleball is increasing in popularity as a way to stay fit and have fun with friends. Paul Shrieves, and avid Pickleball player, will teach the rules, terminology, primary skills, and more in this class. Paddles and balls will be provided or bring your own. The course is limited to 12 participants. You don’t want to miss out on the fun.
Advance registration and tuition payment of $35 is required. RW-C residents receive a 50% discount; Richmond County residents can attend at no charge. Blue Ridge Bank Golden Advantage members receive a 15% discount.
For more information on this and other RILL courses, or to register, visit the RILL website or call Brittany Abdul-Malik at 804-333-6707 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Services Agency Offering ‘Cooling Assistance Program’
King William Social Services is accepting applications for its Cooling Assistance Program from June 15 until August 15. Qualified applicants can seek relief from paying electric bills and/or purchasing/repairing cooling equipment in their homes.
Income restrictions do apply and there must be a vulnerable person living in the home. Applications, instructions, and additional information can be found at commonhelp.virginia.gov.